Political scandals

FILE - In this July 6, 2011, file photo, Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee, right, greets people from the South Korean delegation in Durban, South Africa, for the 123rd International Olympic Committee (IOC) session that will decide the host city for the 2018 Olympics Winter Games. Lee, the ailing Samsung Electronics chairman who transformed the small television maker into a global giant of consumer electronics, has died, a Samsung statement said Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. He was 78. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)
October 25, 2020 - 4:33 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing Samsung Electronics chairman who transformed the small television maker into a global giant of consumer electronics but whose leadership was also marred by corruption convictions, died on Sunday. He was 78. Lee died with his family members by his...
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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Washington. Trump is en route to North Carolina. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 21, 2020 - 7:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted clemency to five people convicted of committing drug and financial crimes, all of them cases that were pushed by prison reform advocate and Trump ally Alice Johnson. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday in a...
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Anchorage, Alaska Mayor Ethan Berkowitz addresses the Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Berkowitz on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 admitted to having an inappropriate relationship with a female reporter, three days after she made online allegations against the married official. (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
October 14, 2020 - 9:47 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A stunning tale of inappropriate behavior between a politician and a television anchor, death threats and nude photos culminated in a joint police and FBI investigation, the arrest of the journalist and the resignation of the mayor of Anchorage. Ethan Berkowitz, the top...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2020, file photo an American flag files atop the White House after President Donald Trump arrived from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center via Marine One in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 12, 2020 - 4:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is running out of time to recover from a series of self-inflicted setbacks that have rattled his base of support and triggered alarm among Republicans who fear the White House is on the verge of being lost to Democrat Joe Biden. The one-two punch of Trump’s...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2020, file photo then-Rep. John Ratcliff R-Texas, testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence, has been working to declassify details about the Russia investigation, which culminated in the 2019 report by former special counsel Robert Mueller. (Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
October 07, 2020 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russia probe is back in the political spotlight. President Donald Trump this week ordered the declassification of all documents related to how the FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies investigated Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race. Democrats quickly called the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 1998 file photo, journalist Harold Evans talks about his new book, "The American Century," at his office in New York. Evans, the charismatic publisher, author and muckraker, has died at 92. His wife, fellow author-publisher Tina Brown, said he died of congestive heart failure, it was reported on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. He was a bold-faced name for decades, from exposing wrongdoing in 1960s London, to publishing such 1990s best-sellers as Joe Klein’s “Primary Colors.” (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)
September 24, 2020 - 11:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Harold Evans, the charismatic publisher, author and muckraker who brought investigative moxie to the British press, newsmaking dash to the American book business through best-sellers like “Primary Colors” and synergetic buzz to all as author-publisher Tina Brown’s husband, has...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 1973 file photo, President Richard Nixon speaks near Orlando, Fla. to the Associated Press Managing Editors annual meeting. Nixon told the APME "I am not a crook." There were two men in 1980s Manhattan who craved validation — one a past president, one a future president. That’s how a thirty-something Donald Trump and a seventy-ish Richard Nixon struck up a decade-long correspondence in the 1980s that meandered from football and real estate to Vietnam and media strategy. Their letters are being revealed for the first time in an exhibit that opens Thursday at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum. (AP Photo)
September 23, 2020 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — They were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation. One was a brash, young real estate developer looking to put his stamp on New York, the other a disgraced elder statesman bent on repairing his reputation. That’s how a thirty-something Donald Trump and a seventy...
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Peru's President Martin Vizcarra greets reporters after addressing Congress in Lima, Peru, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Vizcarra’s job is on the line Friday as opposition lawmakers push through an impeachment hearing criticized as a hasty and poorly timed ouster attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
September 18, 2020 - 10:55 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra survived an impeachment vote Friday night after opposition lawmakers failed to garner enough support to oust the leader as the country copes with one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks. The decision came after long hours of debate in...
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September 14, 2020 - 10:40 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen said Monday that it has completed supervision by an independent monitor imposed as part of the company's plea agreement with the U.S. Justice Department in its diesel emissions scandal. The company said it worked with monitor Larry D. Thompson since 2017 to...
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Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga acknowledges as he is elected as new head of Japan's ruling party at the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) leadership election Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Tokyo. The ruling LDP chooses its new leader in an internal vote to pick a successor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who announced his intention to resign last month due to illness. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)
September 14, 2020 - 7:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — Yoshihide Suga was elected as the new head of Japan’s ruling party on Monday, all but assuring that he will become the country's new prime minister when a parliamentary election is held later in the week. Despite his low-key image, Suga, 71, has been an important figure in outgoing...
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